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  • Raccoon conquers skyscraper; Americans breathe easier

    June 13, 2018 3:35 PM 9

    WASHINGTON: America breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured following a perilous climb up a 23-story building in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Court orders Spain king's brother-in-law to jail in five days

    June 13, 2018 2:00 PM 7

    PALMA, Spain: A Spanish court has given the king's brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, five days to report to jail after he lost his appeal against a graft conviction and prison sentence, a judicial source said Wednesday. The former Olympic handball player and husband of Princess Christina has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail in a case which

  • Australia agrees Solomons internet cable after China concern

    June 13, 2018 7:27 AM 8

    SYDNEY: Australia will help fund and build an undersea communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei. The impoverished country and Huawei inked a deal in late 2016 to construct the fibre-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often

  • 'Wake up Punchy!': Trump jabs back at De Niro

    June 12, 2018 11:54 PM 4

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump hit back at Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the Oscar-winning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards. "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies," Trump tweeted. "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk

  • Shoemaker Louboutin wins EU court battle over red soles

    June 12, 2018 9:30 AM 5

    LUXEMBOURG: French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a lengthy EU legal battle over trademarking his signature red-soled high-heeled shoes, the court and the company said on Tuesday. Louboutin took Dutch shoemaker Van Haren to court in the Netherlands in 2012 after Van Haren sold similar shoes, with the Parisian designer insisting he had already

  • Shark head found impaled on Australia fence

    June 12, 2018 7:15 AM 6

    SYDNEY: A severed shark head, stuffed with cigarette butts and ocean debris, was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue organisation's office, with the gruesome discovery drawing criticism on social media. Marine Rescue NSW volunteers at Shellharbour, some 100km south of Sydney, arrived for duty Sunday morning to find the head of the mako shark

  • Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made US$82m last year: Reports

    June 12, 2018 5:32 AM 7

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's daughter and son in law made at least US$82 million (RM327 million) in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers last year thanks to investment deals from companies they had previously led, news reports said Monday. Ivanka Trump reported US$3.9 million (RM15 million) from her stake in the Trump International

  • Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

    June 12, 2018 4:36 AM 10

    BEIJING: Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a "Chinese proverb" US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka posted to Twitter as her father prepared for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "'Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.' -Chinese Proverb," Ivanka posted on Monday, the night

  • Pope Jean-Paul II statue moved to avoid French secularism laws

    June 12, 2018 3:36 AM 5

    PLOËRMEL, France: A 13-ton statue of late pope Jean-Paul II was moved Monday to "private land" in northwestern France following a court ruling it had to be taken down due to strict secularism laws separating church and state. A crane lifted the papal statue from a square in the town of Ploermel, Brittany, about 30m to nearby private land after an outcry

  • Spain's conservatives to choose new leader in July

    June 11, 2018 1:23 PM 5

    MADRID: Spain's conservative Popular Party will choose a new leader in late July, its outgoing head Mariano Rajoy said on Monday, 10 days after he was ousted as premier. A major figure within Spanish politics for the past 14 years, Rajoy was unseated after losing a parliamentary vote of no confidence on June 1, later saying he would stand down as head of the PP. But he will stay on as PP chief